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Nov 7, 2012 5:30am EST
in office after a $6 billion in campaign spending, the balance of power in washington barely changes with losses in missouri, virginia, and massachusetts. but with returns still coming in, the republican party expanded the majority in the house by at least a few votes. house speaker john boehner said last night yesterday's vote means there was no mandate for further tax hikes including raising rates on wealthier americans. that is something the president is pushing for. and mitch mcconnell said of the president, to the extent he wants to move to the political center which is where the work gets done in a divided government, we'll be there to meet him half way. in his next term, president obama will have to avoid that fiscal cliff we've all been talking about. navigate the debt ceiling debate, coordinate the drawdown from afghanistan among other things. he is also under pressure to come up with comprehensive immigration reform. mark halpern, i asked you earlier but i'll ask you again, why should we believe things will be different this time? is it just becausest fiscal cliff? if we do
Nov 15, 2012 5:30am EST
've seen and captured. so impressive. this is the top of mt washington, the highest spots on the eastern seaboard, 6,000 feet. a weather observer said this was an awesome sight. one of the best shows in a long time in northern new england. haven't heard of any tonight. but, you know, you can go to space weather website and they try to predict when these will happen. usually it is in the northern latitudes. as far as the forecast, a quiet day out there. we have rain in charlotte, north carolina, to columbia and through south carolina. a little bit of a wet drive through 95 and up into the areas around fayetteville. this is exiting during the day to day. it's not going to last too long or be anything severe. so that's good. temperatures as peter was mentioning, chilly across the country. but as we would expect now as we get into our cold weather season, as far as airports go and travel, there's really no snow and sno freezing rain or anything to talk about. this afternoon, a very quiet beautiful day. temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s. the storm i was talking about the last couple day
Nov 9, 2012 2:30am PST
in washington. the president knows this. he knows that he and i can work together. the election is over. now it's time to get to work. >> speaker boehner sounded ready to pull back a bit on his party's efforts to repeal the president's signature health care law. >> i think the election changes that. it's pretty clear that the president was re-elected. obamacare is the law of the land. >> but you won't be spending the time next year trying to repeal obamacare. >> there certainly may be parts we believe need to be changed. we may do that. no decisions at this point. >> diane sawyer asked speaker boehner about the first thing he said to himself when he realized the president had been re-elected. >> it's the hand i was dealt. i'll play it. i went to bed. >> right away? >> 11:15. i saw the handwriting on the wall for a couple hours. at 11:15, the race was, in my view, finished. >> speaker also said he's confident congress will reach a deal with the president on comprehensive immigration reform. that's a nod to the demographic thrashing mitt romney took on tuesday night among latinos. >>> well, not t
Nov 12, 2012 2:30am PST
of washington to build support for his proposals. it's a much different approach from the private, closed-door negotiations with republicans that failed last year. >>> the president will also meet with labor and business leaders later this week, in an effort to repair relations and build support for his plan before he sits down with congressional leaders on friday. just days after the president reiterated his hard line on not extending tax cuts for the wealthy. bill crystal suggested his party should be open to new ideas. >> i think honest debate, fresh thinking, leadership in the republican party and leadership of the conservative movement has to pull back. let people float new ideas. let's have a serious debate. don't scream and yell. it won't kill the country if we raise taxes on millionaires. it really won't, i don't think. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. really? the republican party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires? >> speaker john boehner on friday, appeared to give a little groun
Nov 16, 2012 5:30am EST
washington and cairo and, of course, jerusalem, too. a lot of pressure is coming from america but at the same time, america has said to israel before this all started, almost gave them the green light really saying america agreed that israel needs to do what it needs to do to defend itself so that was giving israel the permission to respond to what after all was a hundred palestinian rockets fired into israel in five days before israel retaliated. >> all right. nbc's martin fletcher. we appreciate the report and obviously stay safe for us over there. >>> also this morning, general petraeus, retired david petraeus red heading to capitol hill where he'll testify. he is expected to focus on the time line of exactly when the agency knew the attack on the american consulate was an act of terrorism and not a protest gone wrong as first suggested. in a close session yesterday members of the house and senate intelligence committee saw for the first time surveillance video and drone recordings of the attack as it unfolded. public hearing on benghazi apparently are in the works general petraeus still d
Nov 8, 2012 2:30am PST
the fiscal cliff debate. he and his family returned to washington where the president called congressional leaders to talk about finding bipartisan solutions to reducing the debt, cut middle class taxes and create jobs. house speaker john boehner said under the right conditions republicans would consider new sources of raising revenue, but only if the president took an inclusive approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led, not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. we want you to lead, not as a liberal or conservative, but as president of the united states of america. we want you to succeed. let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> senate majority leader harry reid said he was open to bargaining. >> we can achieve big things if we work together. that's what the american people said last night in a big way. i'm going to do everything within my power to be as conciliatory as possible. i want to work together, but i want everyone to also unders
Nov 13, 2012 2:30am PST
could be a dramatic shakeup as heme enters his seco term. the washington post says that john kerry is being considered as new secretary of defense. kerry was thought to be a leading candidate for the secretary of state position, but this article says senior officials familiar with planning believe the job will likely go to susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. still rice would likely face a tough nomination process after initially mischaracterizing the deadly bengahzi attacks as a protest gone wrong. >>> the president's chief counterterroism adviser, john brennan, is seen as a potential top contender to replace general petraeus at the cia. officials said the cabinet talks are already in the early phases and no decisions have been made. >>> congress returns to capitol hill today with seven weeks left to fix a fiscal cliff deal. they remain at odds on how to get to the deal. on friday president obama will sit down with congressional leaders to work on a compromise plan. but before official negotiations get underway, the president will meet with influential labor and business le
Nov 7, 2012 2:30am PST
. >> michael give us some hope. washington w fever break i >> as a native shingtonian, you've come to the wrong3b place. i grew up with this st ms both mark and andrea are linchpin to that is his secretaries. that will begin to break the ice, put those in thenate to dlationship, to carry the agen leadh at th to mesh i can be beneficial to this president to help him begin to open some doors that have been shut. >> all right. quo holds. ratic president we have a mark halpern, michael steel, andreaght, thank you for coming in.p on a special edition of "morning from
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